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La conchyliologie, ou, Histoire naturelle des coquilles de mer, d'eau douce, terrestres et fossiles : avec un traité de la zoomorphose, ou, représentation des animaux qui les habitent, ouvrage dans lequel on trouve une nouvelle méthode de les diviser


Published 1780
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Planned to appear in 5 v.; no more published. Cf. Quérard, J.M. France littéraire

Plates signed "Jac. de Favanne pinx." or "Guil. de Favanne filius pinx."

"Éloge de M. Desallier d'Argenville" read at the public assembly of the Société royale des sciences de Montpellier, May 5, 1768: t. 1, p. [ix]-xxiv

"Avis au relieur pour placer les figures": t. 1, p. [v]

"Additions et corrections a faire aux deux premiers volumes de cet ouvrage": t. 1, p. [783]-792; "Additions et corrections a l'avertissement des éditeurs": p. [848]-857; "Additions et corrections pour le tome second": p. [858]-867; "Autres corrections pour les deux premiers volumes": p. [868]

Woodcut title vignettes, head- and tail-pieces

Includes bibliographical references and index

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SCNHRB has two complete copies and one copy of the plates only

SCNHRB c. 1 (39088013485263, 39088013485305) has bookplate with cipher: DFSFD [and ms. no.] 674

SCNHRB c. 1 has bookplate: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Bequest of S. Stillman Berry. Stamped on front paste-downs: S. Stillman Berry,, Redlands, California [ms. no.] 29.XI.1958

SCNHRB c. 1 is the gift of Clyde Roper

SCNHRB c. 1 bound in mottled calf, gilt-decorated spine with raised bands, title in gilt within red leather spine label, marbled endpapers; housed in linen-covered drop-back boxes

SCNHRB c. 2 (39088013485347, 39088013485388, 39088013485420) has bookplate: William Healey Dall, Division of Mollusks Sectional Library. Stamped on front free endpaper, half title and t.p.: Division of Mollusks Sectional Library

SCNHRB c. 2 stamped on verso of title pages: Office Library of the Smithsonian Institution [ms. no.] 12500

SCNHRB c. 2 bound as 3 v. in half brown sheepskin and marbled boards, title in gilt on spine, floral-patterned endpapers

SCNHRB c. 3 (39088013485461) consists of the plates only, with ms. t.p. and interleaved with ms. leaves with identifications; lacking portrait engraving. Bifoliums of ink ms. notes in pocket on back paste-down

SCNHRB c. 3 has bookplate of John Brooks Henderson

SCNHRB c. 3 has bookplate of William Healey Dall, Division of Mollusks Sectional Library. Stamped on front free endpaper: Division of Mollusks Sectional Library

SCNHRB c. 3 in recent quarter bound in brown cloth and marbled paper boards, leather spine label with title in gilt


Volume t 3 plates
Publisher A Paris : Chez Guillaume de Bure fils aìne, libraire...
Pages 178
Language French
Call number 39088013485420
Digitizing sponsor Smithsonian Libraries
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity; americana
Notes Cullman Library (rare book)

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